Past President of Aka Ikenga and President of the Credibility Group, Goddy Uwazurike has accused the federal government of unnecessarily heating the polity.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Ohaneze chieftain said the recent statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed accusing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi of treason is nothing but a ‘Quixzotic’ (sic) display of a narrow-minded and forgetful person.
Uwazurike said, “Indeed, only a person suffering from myopia will descend to the level of equating going to court to challenge election results with treason.”
He said, “Myopia because the President of Nigeria, Muhamadu Buhari challenged the outcome of the 2003, 2007 & 2011 in the election tribunals the same Peter Obi and Atiku are doing now. Nobody accused Buhari of treason. Nobody threatened to arrest him and his followers, including you.”
Uwazurike, therefore, asked the Minister to “retrace his steps and apologize to the nation for de-marketing Nigeria.”
He added, “Again, the notorious gang of four, also known as the media campaign team, have gone overboard in destroying the freedom of the media and inter-ethnic harmony. Bayo Onanuga coughs and the NBC swings into action. The other day, Arise TV and now Channels TV were all at the whims and caprices of the gang of four. Today, all non-Yoruba and Hausa people are seen as Igbo in Lagos and must be disenfranchised.
“The security arrangements are not for the Igbo in Lagos. Any statement in protest must be met with a sledgehammer.
“Enough of the derailing of the harmony of the society and the freedom of the press. For record purposes, Bayo Onanuga, Dele Alake, and Femi Fani Kayode are non-indigenous residents while Festus Keyamo and I are regarded by Bayo Onanuga & Company as Igbo people.”
Uwazurike said, “Let common sense come back to Nigeria. Bayo Onanuga and co rejoiced over Kemi of UK and Kemi of the Republic of Island for winning election in Europe and have declared hostility towards non-indigenous people.
“The security agencies have seen no evil and heard no evil.”